The NFL hChad Ochocinco finedas fined Chad Ochocinco $25,000 for possessing an electronic device and posting messages to his Twitter account during Cincinnati’s 22-9 preseason win over Philadelphia last Friday, according to NFL.com.
Ochocinco’s Twitter feed (@OGOchoCinco) was updated prior to kickoff with the message: “Just talk with Kelly Washington , Desean Jackson, Geoff Pope, Hank Baskett and I caught a ball from Mike Vick, I love prw-game warm up.”
Ochocinco then tweeted again at 9:53 p.m. ET, approximately two hours after the game began, commenting on a play from the first half where he was hit hard by a pair of Eagles defenders while trying to catch a pass: “Man Im sick of getting hit like that , its the damn preseason s**t! 1day I’m gone jump up and start throwing hay makers , #Tylenolplease.”
The league has a social-media ban in place for gamedays, which lasts from 90 before kickoff until after postgame interviews.